‘No Time to Die’ scores $119 million in worldwide debut

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in “No Time To Die.”

MGM

The newest James Bond movie will not arrive within the U.S. till Friday, however it’s already making waves internationally.

“No Time to Die” scored an estimated $119.1 million in worldwide ticket gross sales over the weekend, making it the primary pandemic-era Movement Image Affiliation title to high $100 million in an abroad debut with out China. The fifth and ultimate James Bond movie that includes Daniel Craig will arrive in China October 29.

The movie had the perfect opening weekend outcomes for a James Bond movie in 24 international locations, together with Japan, Hong Kong and Germany, and helped gasoline the perfect pandemic-era opening weekends in 21 international locations, together with the UK.

These are welcome outcomes for MGM and Common, who’re co-distributors of the movie. “No Time to Die” was long-delayed in the course of the pandemic because the studios waited for indicators that moviegoers have been able to return to cinemas.

“No Time to Die” was first pushed from its November 2019 launch when Danny Boyle, who was supposed to write down and direct the movie, left the mission. It bounced between a couple of dates earlier than touchdown a launch in April 2020. With film theaters shut around the globe in the course of the pandemic, it was first pushed to November 2020 and then to April 2021 earlier than it settled on an October date.

“The pent-up demand constructed over a six-year wait since ‘Spectre,’ plus the importance of the top of the Craig period as Bond, has made this required viewing for even for essentially the most informal 007 fan,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “For the hard-core aficionados, ‘No Time to Die’ represents a serious milestone and a real to not be missed cinematic occasion.”

Superior ticket gross sales internationally and domestically have given field workplace analysts hope for a strong theatrical run. Particularly, as a result of “No Time to Die” is simply out there in theaters.

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal and CNBC. Common is releasing “No Time To Die” internationally whereas Amazon-owned MGM handles the home launch.

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